The Foundation provides programs for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in our community. These include the Annual Teen Good Character Awards, the Rotary Success Scholars Program, the Ready to Succeed Program, and the Teen Cultural Arts Program.
To provide business, professional, and community leaders opportunities for service to others in order to benefit our community and to promote high ethical standards, fellowship, and goodwill worldwide
Ready to Succeed: Participating in this program strengthens students’ skills as they improve their social and emotional skills and develop the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed after high school. More importantly, it gives them a crucial, weekly, dedicated space and time—with specific resources to focus their energy and time on preparing for their futures. It gives them the emotional tools they need to avoid gangs and prepare for life after high school.
Teen Good Character Awards: These awards are given to high school students in the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District who demonstrate good character and integrity, and who embody the principles of Rotary’s Four-Way Test. Selection is not based on the students’ scholastic or athletic achievements, but rather on their good deeds, which makes this recognition program unlike any other. Teachers, peers, and the community recommend these students for the honor for such actions as helping other students succeed in their studies, standing up to bullies, and improving their community through volunteerism. The students receive certificates of recognition and a cash award from the Rotary Club as well as certificates of commendation from elected officials from State and local offices.
The Fairfield Suisun Rotary Foundation provides programs for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in our community. These include the Annual Teen Good Character Awards, the Rotary Success Scholars Program, the Ready to Succeed Program, Career Day at Fairfield High, and the Teen Cultural Arts Program.
Accomplishments for these programs include:
Twenty students were honored at the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Good Character Awards by local elected officials for the last five years.
Over 40 students attended Ready to Succeed classes every week in 2017.
Rotary club members personally mentored 22 students at Solano Community College in weekly or biweekly sessions over the last three years. The Club also provided these students with laptops, books, bus tokens, and school lunches
Over 700 students attended our Fairfield High Career Day in 2017.
Ready to Succeed: $3,000
Good Character Awards: $2,000